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ERIC Number: ED072838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Pages: 362
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Reference Count: 0
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The Young Child Learns: A Guide for Four-Year-Olds.
Corpus Christi Independent School District, TX.
The purpose of this teaching guide is to orient preschool teachers to the unique needs and abilities of the four-year-old child and to offer a suggested program of pre-kindergarten activities. Specific capabilities characteristic of the four-year-old are listed, followed by the scope of the preschool program in the areas of cognitive development, language development, personal and social development, creative thinking, and motor skills. A daily schedule and suggestions for room arrangement are also presented. Specific activities are grouped under the headings: (1) living together--block center, water play, sand play, woodworking center, housekeeping center; (2) enjoying foods--peeling vegetables, applesauce, party food, popping corn, ice cream, oranges or lemons, peas, whipping cream, concentrated foods, flour tortillas; (3) art activities; (4) recreation--walking, crawling, jumping, climbing and running, wheel toys, digging and gardening, whole body movements, parts of body movements, eye motor coordination, auditory visual matching; (5) new experiences--bathing the baby, playing store, doll's birthday party, beauty shop, playing doctor and nurse, playing school, sewing, shaving, going places, train games; (6) interesting discoveries--self-awareness, animals, plants, air, sound; (7) now and then--Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter; (8) guiding the teacher--classroom organization, parent meetings, additional enrichment, supplementary materials, bibliography. Instructions are given in both Spanish and English for most activities. (KM)
Corpus Christi Public Schools, Corpus Christi, Texas ($4.41)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Corpus Christi Independent School District, TX.